Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. VI.</head>
          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">That there is not any Argument from the
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          Words of Scripture, Principles of Na-
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          ture, or Obſervations in Aſtronomy,
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          which can ſuſſiciently evidence the
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          Earth to be in the Gentre of the Uni-
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          verſe.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Our Adverſaries do much inſult in the
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            ſtrength oſ thoſe Arguments which
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            they conceive, do unanſwerably conclude,
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            the Earth to be in the Centre oſ the World.
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            </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Whereas, if they were but impartially con-
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            ſidered, they would be found altogether in-
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            ſufficient for any ſuch concluſion, as ſhall
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            be clearly manifeſted in this following
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            Chapter.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The Arguments which they urge in the
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            proof of this, are of three ſorts; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Either
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            ſuch as are taken,</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From expreſſions of Scripture.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From Principles of Natural Philoſo-
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            phy.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">3. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">From common appearances in Aſtro-
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            nomy.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Thoſe of the firſt kind, are chiefly two:
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            <s xml:space="preserve">The firſt is grounded on that common Scrip-
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            ture-phraſe, which ſpeaks of the Sun as be-
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            ing above us. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So Solomon often mentioning</s>
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